Hidden Barriers to Happiness Blog

Have you always wondered about the invisible forces that affect your health, wealth and happiness?

As a neuroscientist, and then neuro and nutritional epidemiologist, I researched the underlying causes of mental and health problems.  Now as a Holistic Brain Health Practitioner, I regularly make new discoveries while working with clients.

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Can We Reverse Alzheimer’s with the Body Code?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Can We Reverse Alzheimer’s with the Body Code?

As a researcher in the fields of Neuroscience and Epidemiology, my primary research was in determining the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s. While I have believed that Alzheimer’s is preventable for a long time, when I was introduced to the Body Code, I began to wonder if it might be reversible.   My first (probable) Alzheimer’s client gave me a lot of hope that it might be.

Here is the story:

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Six Steps to Handling Stressful Situations We Can’t Control

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in anxiety, balance, fear, mental health, resiliency, stress, worry | 0 comments

Six Steps to Handling Stressful Situations We Can’t Control

This year America has been in crisis mode!   With Hurricane Harvey and then Irma, the fires in the West coast, and the threats of nuclear war, I found the news to be extremely stressful!   Lucky for me, this onslaught of bad news came when I was able to handle it.   Years ago, I would have probably gotten overwhelmed and freaked out, and it would have effected my ability to work and sleep.

When the bad news just keeps coming, what is the best way to get through it and stay strong?  

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Pain and Sciatica Gone

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in pain | 0 comments

Pain and Sciatica Gone

I have a client who is a day laborer, and who was in a lot of pain. He had sciatica for 2 years, so he regularly struggled with pain in his lower back and down the backs of his legs.   When bending over, he couldn’t reach below his knees without pain.   He also pulled his left hamstring two years ago, and he would feel it when he walked.

I addressed his hamstring and his sciatica by using the wisdom of the subconscious to determine what parts of his body needed to heal.  I then used the Body Code to release the barriers to healing that I found.

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My Response to “That Won’t Work”

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in beliefs, mindset, success | 0 comments

My Response to “That Won’t Work”

I was couch surfing in Portland, and stayed with *Stella who had in her words, “a very naughty cat. *Frankie was only a year old, had tons of kitten energy, but would regularly stalk her, lash out and scratch the couch.   She told me that Frankie was vengeful and would regularly “get back at her” when she tried to discipline him.

Having taken classes on cat behavior, I had strong doubts about her interpretation of her cat’s behavior.   As an expert on cat behavior, Jackson Galaxy says, (more…)

From Poverty to Abundance with the Body Code

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Abundance, Emotion Code, law of attraction, money, subconscious, subconscious barriers, success, The Body Code | 0 comments

From Poverty to Abundance with the Body Code

*Karen had a coaching business that was her principle means of income.   While she was able to pay her basic bills of food, utilities and rent, she had no money left for anything else. She was struggling to earn enough money to invest back into her business, and it had been 5 years since she had a vacation!

We released blocks to abundance. In addition to emotions, beliefs and sabotage stemming back from generations past,  we found a couple of key beliefs that were getting in her way.   While she was not consciously aware of these beliefs, her subconscious believed that her ability to keep money won’t last, and that she would not have the money she needed.

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Seven Underlying Causes of Racism

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in conflict, inherited patterns, subconscious, toxic relationships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Seven Underlying Causes of Racism

Many of us are disturbed by the increase of racial tensions that seems to be permeating the news these days. What I find especially upsetting is that this racial divide, especially between Blacks and Whites has not seemed to improve in many parts of the country for centuries.

I think it’s time that we envision an America where we can see beyond race.

I want to live in a country where we value each other’s cultures and experiences, where we try to forgive both ourselves and each other for past wrongs, and where we can recognize our privileges, and support those who don’t have the same opportunities.

But to first stop racism, we first have to understand what causes it in the first place.

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From Struggle to Ease with Job Search

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in client successes, job success | 0 comments

From Struggle to Ease with Job Search

*Emily had spent 3 weeks in a job search for an administrative position full time. Because she had been a recruiter for many years, this was a very long time for someone with her experience and qualifications.   She was looking for an administrative position because she believed that with a recruiting job, that it would be impossible to have a reasonable work-life balance.   Given her experience, she was having a hard time believing her job search was taking more than just a couple of days!

The common theme she heard when interviewed, was that she was over qualified.  It seemed employers didn’t believe she would find the job to be interesting.   So we asked her subconscious what she needed to do to get a job.

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The Power of Our Friend’s Subconscious Influence

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in behavior, influence | 0 comments

The Power of Our Friend’s Subconscious Influence

We have all probably noticed the subtle influence we get from our friends. Maybe they want a beer after a hike, desert after a meal, or maybe they just got a cool new phone.   At some point, you are likely to want what they have.   These social influences are much more powerful than we realize, and as a healer, I regularly see the profound impact of our environment. The messages we receive implicitly or explicitly shape who we are and how we think, and one of the most powerful ways to improve as a person is to be picky about who you spend time with.

What evidence is there to suggest that who we surround ourselves with matters?

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The Power of Releasing the Heart Wall with the Emotion Code

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in Emotion Code, heart wall, love, love, relationships | 0 comments

The Power of Releasing the Heart Wall with the Emotion Code

I had a client who had been single for almost 4 yrs., and never had been married. She really wanted to have a family, and felt like her clock was ticking.   She asked me to check if she had a heart wall, and we discovered (more…)

How Air Pollution Destroys Our Brain and What to Do About It

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in aging, Alzheimer's, Dementia, environmental affects, healthy brain, pollution, risk factors | 0 comments

How Air Pollution Destroys Our Brain and What to Do About It

We had been traveling around to the beautiful small towns of LiJiang and Dali in China, and then headed to Cheng Du.   My sister and her husband were living there at the time, and we planned to stay there for a few days to see it’s best features and prepare for our trip to Tibet.

I remember shortly after I arrived, I became unusually fatigued. I usually have plenty of energy, and am always eager to check out what each new place has to offer. But after arriving in Cheng Du, I didn’t want to do anything except stay in their apartment and sleep. But  Cheng Du is known for is it’s panda reserves, and it was the one thing that motivated me to get out of their apartment.

I remember as we arrived closer to the reserves, my energy (more…)